Metallica debut new song
2014-03-17 by Jordan CONTRIBUTOR | 88 Comments

As promised earlier this week, Metallica debuted a new song live on the beginning of their South American tour. As titled by a tweet from the band, 'The Lords of Summer', is expected to be released as part of their forthcoming studio album, which still has an unconfirmed release date.

Metallica fans have waited for more than 5 years for new material with various band members confirming that work had begun on their 10th studio LP.

While no full recording has been released as of yet, various 15 second clips have emerged online. It is hoped the full recording will surface soon.




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GringoSuave89
March 17th 2014

1010 Comments


I dig it actually

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Faraudo
March 17th 2014

530 Comments


Well that sounds pretty great.

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NodScene23
March 17th 2014

264 Comments


Is it possible that Metallica somehow figures it out after all this time and just blows all of their post And Justice material away with the new album? It seems inconceivable but I guess crazier things
have happened.

scottpilgrim10
March 17th 2014

2425 Comments


good news

Rowan5215
March 17th 2014

24415 Comments


"Is it possible that Metallica somehow figures it out after all this time and just blows all of their post And Justice material away with the new album?"
That's a pretty big claim considering we've heard a grand total of FOURTEEN SECONDS of this new album

paradox1216
March 17th 2014

432 Comments


sounds pretty tasty, but it's basically nothing to go on

Still, I enjoyed Death Magnetic, so I'm excited.

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XingKing
March 17th 2014

10069 Comments


Regardless of whether or not that clip sounds good, it will be ruined once we hear James' vocals

Rowan5215
March 17th 2014

24415 Comments


True Xing true

Nikkolae
March 17th 2014

4769 Comments


15 seconds and its already being hyped, good work everyone

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avonbarksdale221
March 17th 2014

8072 Comments


is it bad that I don't give a fuck anymore? cause I think that they kinda did the same a long time ago

RogueNine
March 17th 2014

1151 Comments


Jaymz sounds fine, goodness.

tempest--
March 17th 2014

12643 Comments


must be fate that I used up all my internet last night so I won't be able to hear this for like another week lol

also the full track has been leaked here
http://youtu.be/T3mWcvhkA8g

Rowan5215
March 17th 2014

24415 Comments


Of course it would be 9 minutes long wouldn't it

Lucid
Contributing Reviewer
March 17th 2014

7021 Comments


people listen to metallica in 2014??

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Nikkolae
March 17th 2014

4769 Comments


lars has to have the worst sounding kit in existance, btw, yep its not that good at all.

PattBraderson
March 17th 2014

19 Comments


Not bad, never gonna be pre black album but for what they're worth it's pretty good. I'll listen to the album

NonApplicable
March 17th 2014

1930 Comments


It sounds like a 15 second clip

JM18
March 17th 2014

185 Comments


It sounds like a 14 second clip

chug73
March 17th 2014

907 Comments


From what I could hear I'm liking it. Chorus is lame but the solo is badass. Props to Lars for doing something interesting.

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lef456
March 17th 2014

22 Comments


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H31I_H3ayAc This version is longer. Sounds alright, although I haven't really dug their stuff in years.

MeatSalad
March 17th 2014

14195 Comments


doesn't sound too bad, listening to lloyd's link

chorus is lame tho yeah

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RunOfTheMill
March 17th 2014

1428 Comments


sweet

MeatSalad
March 17th 2014

14195 Comments


album will probably be another death magnetic

Hovse
March 17th 2014

586 Comments


pretty boring tbh

MyNameIsPencil
March 17th 2014

502 Comments


I actually saw Death Magnetic as an improvement, a sign that Metallica still have some good songs left up there sleeves.
But then again it ain't hard to improve from St. Anger so

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FearTomorrow
March 17th 2014

1694 Comments


lame ass song title lol. Song sound.. ok

BigBlob
March 17th 2014

1617 Comments


shock horror it sucks

Derek521
March 17th 2014

55 Comments


Sounds promising.

Kusangii
March 17th 2014

269 Comments


Boooring

MeatSalad
March 17th 2014

14195 Comments


lars is hardly the main issue

rockandmetaljunkie
March 17th 2014

3302 Comments


I won't be bothered with tallica until I get on my hands their new album.

drakefan421
March 17th 2014

192 Comments


ho kirk... same lame ass solos

WhiteNoise
March 17th 2014

3048 Comments


Sounds like the shit they've been churning out for the last 15 years.

Break up please.

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BlackLlama
March 17th 2014

1619 Comments


It's a shame the entire band died in a Segway accident back in 1989. Metallica has never been the same since :

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MuhNamesTyler
March 17th 2014

3700 Comments


"Lords of Summer" omg so metal

KillingForGood
March 17th 2014

6 Comments


Here's the full song:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KWctJDJ-HGI

sapient
March 17th 2014

1858 Comments


Should've just called it Boys of Summer and just come out as the Don Henley lovers they really are

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emester
March 17th 2014

2048 Comments


is meh at best. not a big surprise...

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MyLittlePenis
March 17th 2014

710 Comments


how the fuck can you play drums for 38 years and still suck ballsack

Curse.
Contributing Reviewer
March 17th 2014

7970 Comments


pretty good, will probably be as good as Death Magnetic without the dogshit production job

SGGreenman
March 17th 2014

814 Comments


people listen to metallica in 2014?? [2]

Judio!
Contributing Reviewer
March 17th 2014

4873 Comments


Metallica fans have waited for more than 5 years for new material with various band members confirming that work had begun on their 10th studio LP.


Pretty hasty generalization there. I'd consider myself a Metallica fan and I have no desire for them to release anything new.

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InbredJed
March 17th 2014

5612 Comments


I'll bet Trujillo wrote most of the structure s

Friday13th
March 17th 2014

2192 Comments


Sounds like it'll be pretty good, as long as they don't blow it in the studio again and James puts some effort into the lyrics.

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ASnideReturns
March 17th 2014

3299 Comments


Wow, first thing I've ever really enjoyed from Metallica.
Should be good.

InbredJed
March 17th 2014

5612 Comments


My lifestyle determines my paycheck

NodScene23
March 17th 2014

264 Comments


"That's a pretty big claim considering we've heard a grand total of FOURTEEN SECONDS of this new album."

I don't recall directly commenting on the quality of the material here. I'm just proposing the idea, can Metallica make a really
awesome album again? My guess is probably not but I suppose we'll find out in time.

I certainly don't mean to discern the potential quality of the new album based on that clip.

Ryus
March 17th 2014

2121 Comments


Wow, first thing I've ever really enjoyed from Metallica.


you need ride the lightning snide

Judio!
Contributing Reviewer
March 17th 2014

4873 Comments


My lifestyle determines my paycheck


I like to think more along the lines of "my paycheck determines my deathstyle."

VermTheImpaler
March 17th 2014

1360 Comments


I should had been in bogota yesterday, sadly, i´m stuck in newcastle fuck. Song is decent.

JAXETA
March 17th 2014

767 Comments


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7Dk_gCbeT0

The full song

Mabbitt
March 17th 2014

1327 Comments


how the fuck can you play drums for 38 years and still suck ballsack


I'm better at drums than him and the most I play is for a minute here and there every now and then when I have access to somebody else's kit haha

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Minushuman24
March 17th 2014

244 Comments


not bad, kinda intrested


TheSpirit
March 17th 2014

17188 Comments


This fucking blows wake up

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weedblunt
March 17th 2014

554 Comments


"Wow, first thing I've ever really enjoyed from Metallica."
lol wtf

song blows

SlMBOLlC
March 17th 2014

4832 Comments


hmm album is prob 3/5 its basically out now

Killerhit
March 17th 2014

5209 Comments


It's not bad i guess

RunOfTheMill
March 17th 2014

1428 Comments


nah fuck you guys, this pretty great even tho the song title is lol

someguest
March 17th 2014

20319 Comments


Presenting the brand new

METALLICA

song, The

LORDS of

SUMMER!!!

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beachdude42
March 17th 2014

124 Comments


I actually thought it was pretty cool.

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bloc
March 17th 2014

34679 Comments


Well there was wah in the solo, so there's that....

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Kalopsia
March 17th 2014

926 Comments


lame name for a 'tallica song imo

KjSwantko
March 17th 2014

9054 Comments


Song title sounds like some shit Kid Rock or Jason Aldean would put out.

someguest
March 17th 2014

20319 Comments


Well there was wah in the solo, so there's that....


Wow, that's uncharted territory for them.

Matthaios
March 17th 2014

128 Comments


It's decent, Lars' drumming is pretty repetitive though, lacks progression for an 8+ minute song.

NodScene23
March 18th 2014

264 Comments


Metallica song titles over the years, oh man.

How do you go from stuff like "Disposeable Heroes" to shit like "Carpe Diem Baby" and "Ain't My Bitch?"

dbizzles
March 18th 2014

275 Comments


14 seconds of shit?

unforgiven89
March 18th 2014

143 Comments


It needs about 1-2 minutes cut from it as it drags a bit but I'm digging it. It has some nice hooks and the maidenish bridge is really cool. It's got a real ride the lightning vibe to it. I'm guessing the song will change a fair bit or even be cut up and have parts used in other songs like with the new song the debuted before death magnetic. The song has made me psyched for a new metallica album anyway.

Also, the fan chosen setlist for that concert is boring as fuck. I'd like them to play some more obscure songs - metal militia, escape, the house that jack built, fixxxer (their most underrated song by far) etc.

TalonsOfFire
March 18th 2014

5384 Comments


Hard to tell from only 14 seconds but it sounded rockin

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BlackLlama
March 18th 2014

1619 Comments


Actually listened to it. Aside from James vocals (which have been suspect for years) it wasn't that bad. I heard some triplet picking, double bass and evern a "FI-YA" in there.

Someone needs to tell Lars that his skullet needs to go however. Only Devin Townsend and the bassist from Battlecross pull that look off well.

KjSwantko
March 18th 2014

9054 Comments


Album will be a 3 at absolute most.

Insurrection
Contributing Reviewer
March 18th 2014

20653 Comments


song is pretty lame

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Wizard
March 18th 2014

19240 Comments


This fucking blows wake up

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Arcade
Contributing Reviewer
March 18th 2014

1885 Comments


Album will be a 3 at absolute most. [2]

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KILL
March 19th 2014

70621 Comments


quite like the fast riff but everything else was lame

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treefingered2
March 19th 2014

150 Comments


Never liked metallica and this does nothing to change my opinion of them

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XingKing
March 19th 2014

10069 Comments


For those unaware, they've released the "garage demo" of the track

AngryNeighbor
March 19th 2014

26 Comments


http://youtu.be/AiOtev3rEKI

shit imo

XingKing
March 19th 2014

10069 Comments


^Never before has Lars' drumming sounded so fucking lazy

RogueNine
March 19th 2014

1151 Comments


If DM can earn a 3.2 then I wouldn't put it past them to make a 3.5 (rounded probably).

Insurrection
Contributing Reviewer
March 19th 2014

20653 Comments


this sounds worse than anything off death magnetic

plus theyre continuing with the 7+ min songs which is a horrible sign

Mesm277
March 20th 2014

114 Comments


It's quite average.
Also, let's hope production on the actual album has a better dynamic range than the last one...

TomAkaVeto
March 20th 2014

1600 Comments


Yuck. Worse than I hoped.

Thunderkat
March 20th 2014

478 Comments


wow

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Slut
March 20th 2014

1901 Comments


8 minutes isn't long enough


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Makemebad35
March 20th 2014

737 Comments


Honestly haven't gotten anything past black album. Although, I have dug a few songs since. This one sounds like a good one but yeah...15 seconds.

bloc
March 20th 2014

34679 Comments


Honestly haven't gotten anything past black album.

You and 99.99% of the fanbase

Kalopsia
March 20th 2014

926 Comments


that's a shame, plenty of good tracks after Black album. just because they changed styles/genres after that doesn't instantly mean they stopped writing good music.

i like both pre and post Black album.


this sounds underwhelming, but it's only one song.



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